The Minister of Information and Cultural Orientation, Lai Mohammed has refuted report that made rounds late Friday evening that Federal Government has ordered a stop to the Big Brother Naija Season 5 TV reality show.
The media aide to the Minister, Segun Adeyemi, who reportedly spoke to Ripples Nigeria on Saturday said false, branding it “speculative”.
“The report was not credited to the minister. That statement is not credited to the minister. We will not dignify speculative reports; if a minister issues a directive, it will not be issued verbally.
“There’s going to be a memo to that effect that he will send; anybody that is sure that the minister made that statement should provide a memo.
“Like I said earlier, we will not dignify speculative report; if you tune your satellite TV to channel 198, I am sure Big Brother Naija is still airing, contrary to the speculative report that the minister has ordered NBC to suspend the show,” he was quoted as saying.